South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters
has ordered two additional Airbus H225 helicopters.
The National 119
Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter
fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new order will
bring the fleet of the country's primary provider of firefighting
and rescue services to six helicopters by end 2019.
will use the two new multirole H225 helicopters for search and
rescue missions, with the flexibility to reconfigure them to
accommodate fire-fighting and emergency medical services equipment
onboard the aircraft.
"The National 119 Rescue Headquarters has
been operating Airbus helicopters for over 20 years and we are
happy to see how our helicopters have continued to play a vital
role in the agency's mandate to protect and save lives," said
Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of North Asia of Airbus Helicopters. "The
addition of the two H225 to the agency’s fleet illustrates our
customer’s confidence in our products and their performance. Given
its versatility and endurance in all-weather condition, we know
the H225 will continue to be a capable workhorse for the agency’s
The H225, the latest member of Airbus Helicopters'
Super Puma family, is an 11-ton category twin-turbine multirole
utility rotorcraft which accommodates up to 24 passengers.
Equipped with state-of-the-art electronic instruments and
autopilot system, the H225 can be fitted with various equipment to suit any
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